File Title Sir Edward Louis Spears Mission in Beirut
Reference FO 1093/235
Date 5 December 1941 - 19 July 1946
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence and memoranda concerning Anglo-French relations and liaison in the Levant during the Second World War. The documents include letters complaining about the lack of cooperation between the two nations and the behaviour of General Edward Spears, Churchill’s representative to Charles de Gaulle; intercepted telegrams between de Gaulle and General Catroux in which de Gaulle instructs Catroux not to take orders from the British, and in which Catroux complains that the British are marginalising him; letters describing friction between Spears and other members of the British mission to the Levant; and correspondence discussing the problem.

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